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Hong Kong

Aston University provides a welcoming and multi-cultural learning experience to approximately 10,000 students, many of whom live on our safe and friendly city centre campus. The University has more than 2,300 international students from over 120 countries studying a wide range of subjects.

Aston University's links with Hong Kong

Students from Hong Kong have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 102 Hong Kong students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Hong Kong to work with our partner institutions, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Business and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business Administration, and to take part in international conferences. 

A list of all of our partner institutions can be found here.

The Learning Development Centre provides students with academic support

There is a very active Hong Kong community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to students from Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Students Society organises cultural and social events. Here you can find out more about societies at Aston

Birmingham is a multi-cultural city and there is a strong East Asian community. You'll find East Asian restaurants, supermarkets, dance and more in the city.

Aston Ambassadors

Aston University Alumni Ambassadors provide help and advice to students all over the world who are considering studying at Aston. They also offer help and a friendly face to any Aston alumni who may be re-locating.

Feel free to email our Ambassadors if you have any questions about:
 

  • Aston University
  • Living in the UK/Birmingham
  • Living or working in their specific country

In order to find out how to contact one of our Ambassadors, please visit: http://www.astonalumni.org/alumni

Meet us in Hong Kong

Staff from the International Office visit Hong Kong several times per year to take part in British Council Education UK Exhibitions, visit schools and colleges and to meet with students through our official representative offices.

Upcoming visits

Forthcoming dates and locations can be found here.

Undergraduate

At undergraduate level the most popular courses with students from Hong Kong include: BSc Logistics, BSc Finance, and MPharm Pharmacy.
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with students from Hong Kong include: MSc in Marketing Management, MSc in Biomedical Science, and MA in Applied Linguistics.
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research 

We also have 3 students from Hong Kong on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups.  
Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Preparatory English
Students from Hong Kong who do not meet the English language requirement for their academic course study are on our Preparatory English Programmes.

Scholarships

There are a number of Aston University scholarships available for international students.
You can also have a look to the list of external funding providers

Fees

See our full list of our course fees.

Undergraduate

Students with HKALE may be considered for year 1 entry. HKALE is considered comparable to UK A level on a subject for subject basis, except for mathematics and the sciences where grading in Hong Kong is considered to be one grade higher (i.e. grade C in HKAL Mathematics is considered equivalent to Grade B GCE A level).
Students with HKDSE may be considered for year 1 entry.  Depending on the programme, we require students to achieve grades 544-555 to include at least two electives, with a minimum of 3 obtained in all other subjects.

If you have Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree from a recognised Hong Kong  university/college , you may be considered for direct admission to the second year of undergraduate programmes depending on grades achieved.

HKCEE Grade 3 or above in English is acceptable as an English Language qualification as it is considered equivalent to GCSE grade C.  We also accept HK Use of English AS level with grade C or above.  If you cannot show that you have obtained this grade, then you can provide us with an IELTS or TOEFL qualification. Please see standard English language requirements

Postgraduate – Taught

You can apply for a 1 year masters programme with a good undergraduate degree from a recognised Hong Kong university. The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the university from which you have graduated. You should have at least a Bachelors or honours 2:1 equivalent (60-70%) degree from recognised institution.

If you are applying for finance, engineering, science or social science based subjects; you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.  There are a number of conversion programmes in business and management which are appropriate for students from any subject background. 

English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate - MBA
 
You can apply for the MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from an overseas institution and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience. You should have at least a Bachelors or honours 2:1 equivalent (60-70%) degree from recognised institution. 

English language requirements for MBA.

Postgraduate - Research 

You can apply for a research degree with a good Masters degree from a recognised Hong Kong university. The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the university which you have graduated from. You should have at least a Masters of 2:1 or equivalent (60-70%) degree from recognised institution.

Each of Aston's Schools of Study has a number of research groups with the potential to host PhD students. Research specialisms include finance, economics, marketing, organisational psychology, bioenergy, knowledge engineering, photonics, languages, biomedical sciences, neurosciences, health sciences and more. 

You have to submit a detailed research proposal outlining your intended research topic, its objectives, proposed method of research and an indication of how the proposed research topic relates to previous work by other researchers. Find out more on Aston's Postgraduate research pages

English language requirements for postgraduate research programmes.

A list of our Overseas Agents & Representatives for Aston University can be found >>Here 
Student Profile

Student Profile

Man Hui
Undergraduate from Hong Kong
I have really enjoyed the international aspect of this university and living on campus has been great.

In Chinese language

How to apply

Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Katy Friend

International Officer

Katy can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. Katy visits Hong Kong several times a year.

 

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Aston is able to guarantee you University accommodation for the duration of your studies, providing you apply by the deadline each year.

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